— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:
On a story about APCO’s new tree trimming process:
• Is this the same APCO who stopped trimming trees a few years back due to cost? Looks like outages are costlier, huh? — Scott N.
• They need to take down at least 15 trees on our road. Come and get them — Bev O.
• And it took how long to figure out that trimming trees back from the power lines was a good idea? LOL ... — Janis D.
On a story about a church with a dwindling congregation having to close:
• So sad. I hate it for all them — Sherry B.
• This from a ecclesiastical standpoint is not a downfall, because hopefully everyone can find a church they are comfortable in, and speaks to their heart. Monetarily, small churches struggle with bills, outreach, time and leadership abilities. There will be blessings that will come to those who have faith! — Brosie M.
• So sad. But God is always in control. If he brings you to it he will see you through it — Brenda R.
On a story about a McDowell County man getting a DUI on his ATV:
• I see it all the time on my road ... kids on ATVs on the main road, but my favorite is the guy on his tractor with only shorts on, beer in one hand and cell phone in the other — Sonja H.
On a story about texting photos and messages to 911 during emergencies:
• This is a terrible idea because it allows people to distribute incomplete information with no opportunity to clarify things — Ed M.
• I think it’s an awesome idea. Never know when you might be in a situation you need to call discreetly and you don’t want anyone to hear you call ... — Leslie J.
• Let’s hope when we text the signal works — Tracy T.
• Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, how many times would a life have been saved if the 911 operator could see what was going on, instead of relying on the words of a distraught caller ...? — Joseph A.
• It started back after 911. Let’s roll — Brady S.
• If used properly, the benefits could literally be life-saving ... — Bobbie L.